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German Lutherans to Pennsylvania Amish: The Stoltzfus Family Story

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Stoltzfus Homestead and Gardens

3716 E Newport Rd

Gordonville, PA 17529

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The premiere book signing for the newly-released coffee-table book “German Lutherans to Pennsylvania Amish: The Stoltzfus Family Story.”

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Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society in conjunction with the Nicholas Stoltzfus Homestead Preservation Committee will be hosting the premiere book signing for the newly-released coffee-table book “German Lutherans to Pennsylvania Amish: The Stoltzfus Family Story.”

The signing will take place at Stoltzfus Homestead and Gardens at 3716 E Newport Rd, Gordonville, PA 17529 on Tuesday, October 8th at 6:30 pm. The event starts with hors d’ouevres and a chance to talk with the author, Nic Stoltzfus, photographer, Elam Stoltzfus, and co-researchers Rose Beiler and Zach Stoltzfus. Starting at 7:00, there will be a series of lectures about the history of the Stoltzfus family and the Nicholas Stoltzfus Homestead, followed by the book signing.

The event is free, but seating is limited and reservations are required. You can get your ticket on EventBrite or make a reservation by calling 443-907-2636.

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"German Lutherans to Pennsylvania Amish: The Stoltzfus Family Story" tells the story of six generations of the Stoltzfus family spanning over 200 years as they find a path forward from one faith to another, through many different countries and cultures, during times of war and peace, and through love and loss.

With over 150 images and original research, the book paints a fuller picture of the Stoltzfus family and how their decisions impacted the lives of their descendants even up to the present day. Also included is a history of the Nicholas Stoltzfus Homestead and how modern-day descendants saved the house from destruction and restored it.

Published by Masthof Press of Morgantown, PA, it will also be available for purchase on their website at www.masthof.com starting September 16th.

The author, Nic Stoltzfus, is the current caretaker of the Nicholas Stoltzfus Homestead located located in Wyomissing, PA. He is a 10th-generation descendant of the Immigrant Nicholas Stoltzfus, who first purchased the property in 1771. The photographer Elam Stoltzfus is an Emmy award-winning filmmaker who grew up Amish in Lancaster County.

Co-researcher Rose Beiler is the author of "Immigrant and Entrepreneur: The Transatlantic World of Caspar Wistar, 1650-1750" and is a professor of history at the University of Central Florida. Co-research Zach Stoltzfus is currently working on his PhD in history at the Florida State University.

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